ROANOKE, Va. --—
Members of the Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline joined News 7 Sunday Morning to give us all a little history lesson on their organization.
The girls and young women showed off how the Girl Scout uniform has changed over the organization's 100 years of extistence. The very first uniform in Girl Scouting came about in the first year of the scouts, 1912. It's a lot different than what we're used to today. It has a dark blue blouse with a sky blue neck hankerchief. All of those uniforms were home-sewn and copied from pictures in the first ever Girl Scout Handbook.
The next Girl Scout uniform shown off Sunday morning was one from the 1940s. It was tailored for the times, and tailored for a more flattering fit. It still had room for uniforms and badges, though. Due to a shortage of metals during the World War II era, the zippers had to be replaced with buttons.
The 1960s brought about the first original uniform made solely for the Brownie Girl Scout. It's a simple brown dress with a brown elastic belt. Brownies also wore white gloves on formal occasions.
Adult uniforms from the 1970s were designed by Stella Sloat, a famous sportswear designer.
Be sure to check out the video of the fashion show from News 7 Sunday Morning.
The Girl Scouts of America celebrates 100 years, and wants to remind you that you can begin buying their cookies through March to support the organization.